January 13, 2006: Ariz. Republican Joins Leadership Race (AP)

  • “I am aware of the difficulty of winning this election,” Shadegg said in a statement. “I face well-organized opponents with tremendous resources. However, I believe in the power of Republican ideas, and I believe that we need a clean break from the scandals of the recent past. I hope every member of the Republican Conference will join with me in the coming days to craft an agenda of reforms that will fully regain the confidence of the American people.”